Finally game CTD and non playable anymore.
I can't be sure for the reason of the crash but I discovered a starbase where a module was stuck "Interestellar Collectors" and grayed out. Probably it was built but then stuck?
Now if I load the game it just crashes immediately.. going back to a previous save? Nothing tells me it won't happen again.. or even worse start another empire then lose the game because of bugs..
Ok I got a taste of beta GC3 but it's dissapointing investing so much time building ships who dissapear and when your empire has starts to take shape CTD.
I will pass I have tasted all alpha and beta so I'd rather to wait for a finnished product in summer with no missing elements and hopefully with no bugs or at least no CTD.
However I have to not it's more enjoyable than previous versions. Insane map size looks more realistic especially with Loose Clusters. Although despite the fact I have 16GB memory and the game doesn't seem to go beyond 5GB it's a bit slow. Hoping there will be more optimizations on this.
Still curious why asteroids are not mined while other resources like Promethion or Elerium which are non usable at this stage of the game.
And really hate when I have to build old improvements even when I have researched better versions of them, this should be a bug! I cannot believe it was done deliberately!
Also why factories are so ugly? All the same brownish/orange color? Even when you upgrade them they look very much the same. Maybe those can be last moment updates.. hopefully.
And Research screen is full screen which is horrible having to click the first screen with researcher on the lower right corner then traaaaaavel to the far right top corner to select a research option.
I noted that in my Insane map I haven't seen a single black hole. Which was good but even at Rare setting I should see at least one I had searched a large area already.
I hate the Ages, expansion, war, etc. They cannot be in check with game reality. For example it says I'm near the end at age of war but I have only met a single race and relations are peaceful. It prevent's me from researching more important for me colonization research options as extreme colonization. Atmosphere Cleansing is difficult to reach...
The terraforming in GC was never realistic I don't expect it will change but some minor graphic improvements will be better. When I colonize a frozen world after I terraform it it stays a frozen white ball but it could change to something better.
So waiting for May final game?